Definition of King crab

1. Noun. Meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat.

2. Noun. A large spider crab of Europe.
Exact synonyms: European Spider Crab, Maja Squinado
Generic synonyms: Spider Crab
Group relationships: Genus Maia, Genus Maja, Maia, Maja

3. Noun. Large edible crab of northern Pacific waters especially along the coasts of Alaska and Japan.

4. Noun. Large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse.
Exact synonyms: Horseshoe Crab, Limulus Polyphemus, Xiphosurus Polyphemus
Generic synonyms: Arthropod
Group relationships: Genus Limulus, Limulus

Definition of King crab

1. Noun. a highly prized crab-like crustacean ¹

2. Noun. (context: poker slang) a king and a three as a starting hand in Texas hold ’em ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of King Crab

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king crab (current term)
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Literary usage of King crab

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"The Molucca king crab attains a size of 2 to 3 ft., and both eggs and flesh are eaten by the Malays; the spine attached to a spear makes a formidable weapon ..."

2. Museums Journal by Museums Association (1908)
"The drawing in which the king crab is introduced is a view of Indians spearing fish, and the specimens of the king crab are roughly but quite unmistakably ..."

3. Chapters on Evolution by Andrew Wilson (1883)
"This resemblance is well seen on comparing the larva of the king crab (Fig. 126, B) with the larval Trilobite (A); and still more striking is the ..."

4. Fertilizers: The Source, Character and Composition of Natural, Home-made and by Edward Burnett Voorhees (1898)
"king crab king crab is found in considerable quantities along the Atlantic coast, and is not only used directly as a fertilizer, but is also dried and ..."

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